The Hertford Entrepreneurs’ Network (HEN) have launched the HEN Growth Plan Award. The aim of this initiative is to stimulate growth plans for small entrepreneurial business in Hertford. With that in mind, businesses are invited to submit growth plans which will be judged by a panel against clear criteria and prizes will be awarded.

From the plans submitted, selected candidates will be invited to the awards ceremony to make a short presentation with the winner announced on the night.

The winner will receive £1500 and there are smaller cash prizes for the runners up.

To enter the HEN Growth Plan awards, please complete the form below and send to melissa@hertford.gov.uk or hand in by person at Hertford Castle. The closing date for submissions is Friday, 22 November 2013.

APPLICATION FORM:

Owners Name: ............................................................................
Business Name: .................................................................
Business Address: ..................................................................
Email Address: .............................................................................
Telephone Number: ................................................................

Please answer the following questions in about 50 words each.

1. Are you an established business or is this a new start up?

2. What is your product or service?

3. What is the current status?

4. What is your market and how do you see the market growing?

5. How will you penetrate the market?

6. Do you have or are you using innovative technology?

7. What is your sales pipeline and operational plan?

8. Describe your management team.

9. How will you protect your profit margin?

10. Do you need external funding?


11. What would you use the prize money for?
 
 

For more information, please click here and please feel free to forward to anyone who you think might be interested to take part.